Camille Cayran - Côtes du Rhône Villages Metamorphose
Created in 1929, Cave de Cairanne is located in the heart of the Crus of the Meridional Rhône Valley, a stone throw away from the magnificent Dentelles de Montmirail montains. The cooperative is composed of 65 families, whose a dozen represents 80% of the total production. All are devoted to producing the most qualitative grapes from the 550 hectares of vineyards, farmed with an organic approach.
Organic. 50% grenache, 30% syrah, 20% mourvèdre. Twenty five to forty years old vines. The vineyards are located north of the village, in the Montagne du Ventabren site. Soils are composed of limestone, with flint alterning with marls. South facing. Vinified with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats with regular punching downs. No sulfur is added during the winemaking stage. Aged in concrete for 10 months.
This is a blend of organically grown Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre that highlights fresh, lip smacking blackberry and blueberry flavors. Crisply balanced and cut by a fine, mineral edge, it's penetrating and ripe but juicy and quaffable too. Best enjoyed young for its zingy fruit profile.